WES 2012 :: Interface between Industry and Academia to Create Employable Skills

WES Track: Skills and Vocational Education

Title of Paper: •Interface between Industry and Academia to Create Employable Skills
Author Name: Dr. Mamta Tomar
Email: mtomar60@yahoo.com
Address:  Centre for Environment Education Nehru Foundation for Development, Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 380054, India

Co-Author 1:
Author Name: 
Shefali Atrey
Centre for Environment Education


Interface between Industry and Academia to Create Employable Skills ABSTRACT By Dr. Mamta Tomar Associate Professor Dronacharya Group Of Institutions Greater Noida Knowledge Park – III Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh There is a need in our country today to bridge the gap between industries and skilled manpower. The institutions are trying to take an initiative to fill this gap and create a win-win situation for both the students and the industry. They should provide students with cost-effective and personalized training for lifelong learning and enhanced employability. Apart from the core courses, students are provided with personality development sessions which will help them to enter the corporate world with ease and confidence. “To be employed is to be at risk, to be employable is to be secure” Peter Hawkins 1999Employability is defined as the acquisition of those skills, which not only help in landing a job but also allow a person to remain employable. Currently while there is no dearth of opportunities in the employment scenario, there is a serious lack of employable talent. A recent research indicates that only 10% of all talent being churned out by the academia today is employable. It is vital here to differentiate between mere talent and employable talent. While there is abundant talent in India, the proportion of industry-ready candidates is alarmingly low, posing a huge challenge for the industry in meeting its requirement. The need of the hour is a program that understands the expectations of industry, identifies the employable talent pool and provides a platform to this pool to showcase its skill sets to the industry and more importantly gives the unemployable talent pool detailed feedback on skills gap to facilitate training and orientation. The mission of the institutions should be to develop an industry intensive curriculum which prepares students for the job market and develops employability skills in them ; to develop a training curriculum with focus on preparing the students for the corporate environment ; to develop business leaders able to apply cutting-edge ideas and new skills in practice ; To develop entrepreneurial skills among students so that they not only become employable but also generate employability for the masses.

Brief Biodata of Presenter:

Dr. Mamta Tomar was awarded Ph.D from Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 2007, for her research work: Shashi Deshpandey: A Study Of Feminine Sensibility In Her Novels. She is M.A. in English Literature and Sanskrit from Jiwaji University Gwalior. She is presently working as an Associate Professor in DRONACHARYA GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS, GREATER NOIDA,(U.P). She has presented a paper on “Woman in Quest of Selfhood” in the 53rd All India English Teachers’ Conference at Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar and attended workshops , seminars and conferences of national and international level. Her expertise are in Effective Communication and Spiritual orientation courses. She has recently a presented a paper on Gandhian Philosophy Of Sustainability in the International Conference on Gandhian Values : Sustainability and Corporate Governance at Bangalore.


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